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St. Croix Woman Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Marijuana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI – On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Gail Leung, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Croix to one count of manufacturing marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on May 28, 2014, Leung knowingly and intentionally grew marijuana on her property in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Law enforcement agents discovered a total of 200 marijuana plants growing on Leung’s property.

As part of her plea agreement, Leung also agreed to forfeit $3,000 to the United States. Leung faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has been set for October 14, 2015.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

Updated June 22, 2015